About - Science ATL
  • About Science ATL

What Is Science ATL?

Science ATL brings people together through the wonder of science. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization produces events and community-building activities to improve access to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM/STEAM) learning opportunities, and to strengthen Atlanta’s STEAM ecosystem. Founded in 2014 as Atlanta Science Festival Inc. by Emory University, Georgia Tech, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the organization changed its name to Science ATL Inc. in 2019.

Founded By:

Emory University
Metro Atlanta Chambers
Georgia Institute of Technology

What Does Science ATL Do?

Our flagship initiative, the Atlanta Science Festival presented by Delta Air Lines, has brought engaging informal science learning experiences to more than 200,000 people in the metro region. Six years of Festival events have inspired many Atlanta youth and adults to see that science is present all around and can be for everyone, not just those with white coats in labs. Our expanded organization, Science ATL, continues to produce the annual Atlanta Science Festival and extend its momentum to develop and collaborate on new and accessible year-round events, to broaden and strengthen partnerships across educational, cultural and industry sectors, and to inspire and prepare the next generation of STEM leaders. Science ATL includes The Science Scene public events calendar, the Chief Science Officers leadership program for middle and high school students, a science communication fellowship, and additional public science events and learning opportunities throughout the year, such as the 5K Race Through Space.

Circular pieces representing Atlanta Science Festival, Leadership Training, Year-Round Events, Partnerships


We envision Atlanta as a science city, where people celebrate a shared appreciation for the ways science and technology are fundamental to the health and prosperity of our community. Science ATL aims to create a community of lifelong learners who value the role science plays in improving our daily lives. We approach this community building in three ways:

  • Broaden access to and increase participation in informal science learning experiences.
  • Prepare the next generation of scientific leaders.
  • Strengthen the partnerships and collaboration among organizations committed to STEM learning and careers.

Founded by: Emory University Georgia Institute of Technology Metro Atlanta Chamber

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